Caveman share new track “In the City” (playing Johnny Brenda’s on 4/11)

New York indie rock outfit Caveman have a new album coming out on April 2nd via Fat Possom Records.  On the track they shared this week called “In the City” the band seems to be hinting at a more outwardly expansive sound a la Peter Gabriel, latching onto the polished 80s vibes of their post-chamber pop debut CoCo Beware with lush arrangements and solid soundscapes.  Caveman play Johnny Brenda’s on April 11th with Pure Bathing Culture and Son Step; tickets and information can be found here.  Stream “In the City” below.


Caveman recording a new album (playing Johnny Brenda’s 4/11)

In case you weren’t aware of their status as “Discovery of 2011” from NPR, Brooklyn rockers Caveman have already made their New Year’s resolve to take back 2013. The glam indie five-piece announced plans to record a brand new album set for release in early 2013 accompanied by a wave of tour dates, wrapping up with a finale performance at Johnny Brenda’s on April 11th (get your tickets for the 21+ show here). Their 2011 full-length debut, CoCo Beware, is an experimental collection of pensive chamber pop tracks like “Old Friend.” CoCo Beware, with its melancholic guitar riffs and slow moody lyrics, is a hypnotic set of lullabies for a post-rock generation. You can download “Thankful” from the band’s website here, and check out their video for “Great Life” below.


Saturday and Sunday Concert Picks: Arc in Round, Built to Spill, Free Energy, Steve Wynn, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and Mynabirds

Arc In Round

Here’s our concert picks for Saturday and Sunday


WXPN and R5 Productions present Arc in Round for their Record Release Party at Johnny Brenda’s. The 21+ show begins at 9 PM, go here to purchase tickets.

Free Energy & Grandchildren at Morgan’s Pier–21+, 5 PM, FREE

Built to Spill/Caveman at Union Transfer, 8:30 PM, all ages, go here to purchase tickets.

Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 open for The Fleshtones at North Star Bar, this 21+ show begins at 9 PM, tickets are $15


Bonnie “Prince” Billy at the Trocadero, 7:30 PM, all ages, $20-22

The Nebraska folks in Mynabirds who just released their killer new album, Generals earlier this month, play at Johnny Brenda’s, get tickets for the 21+ show here, set begins at 9 PM.


Philly Local Philes: Caveman’s “Dream Land”

The exploratory guitar patterns and progressive tempos of Philadelphia’s Caveman easily recall another indie-jazz combo of note: Medeski Martin & Wood. So it’s no accident that the four-piece finds itself opening for Mago, the side project of John Medeski and Billy Martin, over at University City’s Blockley Pourhouse this Wednesday. Last December, the band released its self-titled debut EP, and today’s we take the XPN2 Philly Local Philes on a mellow detour to immerse ourselves in the wandering vibes of “Dream Land.” Opening out on the humming tones of Brian Marsella’s organ, the pointed punctuations of John Lee’s lead guitar build up gradually alongside the chugging rhythm section of bassist John Buck and drummer Tim Keiper. It’s done at such a smooth, measured pace, by the time the song erupts around the 3-minute mark, you haven’t even flinched. Listen below; if you want more, catch them Wed. Nov. 30 at The Blockley and get blissfully lost.